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COVID-19 Update 3/27/20

TO OUR CITY OFFICIALS REGARDING COVID-19

On March 26, 2020, Governor Reynolds signed a proclamation that allows Chapter 411 members retired with a service benefit to return to work without their retirement benefit being suspended. This was done to allow cities to address staffing issues during this time of statewide health emergency. As noted below in the proclamation excerpt, this was requested by the Iowa League of Cities. 

 

PROCLAMATION OF DISASTER EMERGENCY (excerpt)

RETIRED PUBLIC DISASTER RESPONDERS

SECTION TWENTY-FIVE.  Pursuant to Iowa Code § 29C.6(6) and 135.144(3), and in conjunction with the Department of Public Health, and at the request of the Iowa League of Cities on behalf of numerous local governmental bodies, I temporarily suspend the regulatory provisions of Iowa Code §§ 97B.48A and 97B.52A to the extent those provisions require the repayment or reduction of a member’s retirement allowance if the member is reemployed or returns to employment during the pendency of this Disaster Emergency as a licensed health care professional employed by a hospital licensed pursuant to chapter 135B, any state or local government public health employee, any “protection occupation” as defined by Iowa Code § 97B.49B(1)(e), or any sheriff or deputy sheriff as defined by Iowa Code § 97B.49C(1)(b) or (c).

SECTION TWENTY-SIX. Pursuant to Iowa Code § 29C.6(6) and 135.144(3), and in conjunction with the Department of Public Health, and at the request of the Iowa League of Cities on behalf of numerous local governmental bodies, I temporarily suspend the regulatory provisions of Iowa Code §§ 411.3(3), 411.6(1)(c), and 411.21(3), to the extent those provisions limit a retired police officer or firefighter from continuing to receive service retirement allowances, without interruption, if reemployed as a police officer or firefighter during the pendency of this Disaster Emergency.

 

3/27/2020